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Must do

Fast facts

  • Hills, forests and valleys
  • Famous for its heritage villages and old world charm
  • 90 minutes’ drive south of Sydney

Why go there

It’s easy to relax and unwind among the gentle green hills of the Southern Highlands, where a cool climate and rich soil have produced excellent wines and beautiful, formal gardens.

Good food is on offer throughout the area at country inns and restaurants, farmers’ markets and produce shops packed with local fare.

Enjoy genuine country hospitality in a cosy B&B or a grand country manor. De-stress with a soothing spa treatment, luxuriate in a lavender-scented bath or smell the perfume of spring blossoms in season.

Things to do

  • Follow the Southern Highlands Food and Wine Trail to cellar doors and various food stalls, cafés and farmers’ markets.
  • Go bushwalking in Morton National Park, where the Fitzroy Falls are a highlight.
  • Discover Berrima, established in 1831, a well preserved Georgian colonial town.
  • Tee off at one of the excellent public or private golf courses.
  • Browse in antique shops packed with furniture, china and estate jewellery.

Don’t miss


  • Bundanoon is Brigadoon, Bundanoon, in April.
  • Cool Flavours of the Southern Highlands, June
  • Bowral Tulip Time, Bowral, during September and October.
  • VAUDE Highlands Fling, Bundanoon, in November.
  • Annual Southern Highlands Christmas Fair, Sutton Forest at Southern Highlands Wines, each December
  • Corbett Gardens, Bowral, Southern Highlands (Photo: Susan Wright / Tourism NSW)

    Corbett Gardens, Bowral, Southern Highlands (S. Wright/Tourism NSW)

Towns within

Historic St Francis Xavier Catholic Church, BerrimaBerrima Craft galleries and coffee shops make it a good stop on the way to Canberra or Melbourne...


Bradman Museum and Oval, Glebe Park, BowralBowral A fashionable holiday destination, combining rural charm with comfortable facilities...


Bundanoon Art GalleryBundanoon With fine old guesthouses, antique shops and cafés, Bundanoon is a popular ‘short break’ destination...


Horse-riding in Kangaroo ValleyKangaroo Valley – A picturesque valley bordered by a steep sandstone escarpment...


View over Mittagong from Mount GibraltarMittagong Attractive town with sandstone buildings, somewhere to potter for books and antiques...


Autumn garden, Moss ValeMoss Vale Picturesque garden village and lovely place to soak up some country hospitality...


Carrington FallsRobertson


This town is an excellent base for exploring scenic countryside and national parks...


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